Published on October 11th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Aprilia Updates The RSV4 RR

Yes, it is new version despite it looking very much like the previous version. The most “obvious” change made to the bike are the decals. The Aprilia logo located on the fairing is now grey rather than red (like you can see in the picture below), crowned with glossy black stripes. The pillon is also now fully black—the red accent has been removed. The red wheels stay but are now fitted with a set of 5-millimeter thick, 13-inch disks teamed up with M50 monoblock calipers.

Inside the RSV4’s 65-degree V4 engine, the cylinders receive ultralightweight pistons with new segments meant to reduce the loss of compression and therefore of performance. Rod heads have also been perfected to reduce friction.

For the first time, the RSV4 can connect to a smartphone and record a flight of corner-to-corner data to be analyzed by the rider, just like they do in racing. It also features voice command and call management, all featured on the bike’s TFT color display. Thanks to the V4-PM that uses a new connection protocol, pairing your smartphone with your Aprilia’s computer won’t drain the battery.

The model also comes with the APRC electronic suites that includes traction control, wheelie control, launch control, quick shift, speed limiter, and even cruise control.

APRILIA RSV4 RR: Technical Specifications


Engine typeAprilia longitudinal 65° V-4 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooling system, double overhead camshafts (DOHC), four valves per cylinder
FuelUnleaded petrol
Bore and stroke78 x 52.3 mm
Total engine capacity999.6 cc
Compression ratio13.6:1
Maximum power at crankshaft201 HP at 13,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft115 Nm at 10,500 rpm
Fuel systemAirbox with front dynamic air intakes. 4 Marelli 48-mm throttle bodies with 8 injectors and latest generation Ride-By-Wire engine management.

Choice of three different engine maps selectable by the rider with bike in motion: T (Track), S (Sport), R (Race)

IgnitionMagneti Marelli digital electronic ignition system integrated in engine control system, with one spark plug per cylinder and “stick-coil”-type coils
Exhaust4 into 2 into 1 layout, two lambda probes, lateral single silencer with ECU-controlled bypass valve and integrated trivalent catalytic converter (Euro 4)
AlternatorFlywheel mounted 450 W alternator with rare earth magnets
LubricationWet sump lubrication system with oil radiator and two oil pumps (lubrication and cooling)
Transmission6-speed cassette type gearbox

1st: 39/15 (2.600)

2nd: 33/16 (2.063)

3rd: 34/20 (1.700)

4th: 31/21 (1.476)

5th: 31/23 (1.348)

6th: 34/27 (1.259)

Gear lever with Aprilia Quick Shift electronic system (AQS)

ClutchMulti plate wet clutch with mechanical slipper system
Primary driveStraight cut gears and integrated flexible coupling, drive ratio: 73/44 (1,659)
Secondary driveChain: Drive ratio: 41/16 (2.562)
Traction managementAPRC System (Aprilia Performance Ride Control), which includes Traction Control (ATC), Wheelie Control (AWC), Launch Control (ALC), cruise control (ACC) and speed limiter (APT), all of which can be configured and deactivated independently
Framealuminum dual beam chassis with pressed and cast sheet elements Available adjustments:

·              headstock position and rake

·              engine height

·              swingarm pin height

Nonadjustable Sachs steering damper

Front suspensionSachs Fork with 43 mm stanchions. Forged billet aluminum radial caliper mountings. Adjustable spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspensionDouble braced aluminum swingarm; mixed low thickness and sheet casting technology.

Sachs monoshock adjustable in: hydraulics in compression and rebound, spring preload

BrakesFront: Dual 330-mm diameter floating stainless steel disc with lightweight stainless-steel rotor and aluminum flange with 6 pins. Brembo M50 monobloc radial calipers with 4 30 mm opposing pistons. Sintered pads. Radial pump and metal braided brake hose
Rear: 220 mm diameter disc; Brembo caliper with two 32 mm separate pistons. Sintered pads. Pump with integrated tank and metal braided hose

Bosch 9.1 MP ABS with cornering function, adjustable to 3 maps equipped with RLM (Rear wheel Lift-up Mitigation) (can be disabled).

Wheel rimsAprilia aluminum alloy rims with 3 split spokes

Front: 3.5”X17”

Rear: 6”X17”

TiresRadial tubeless.

front: 120/70 ZR 17

rear: 200/55 ZR 17 (alternative: 190/50 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17)

DimensionsWheelbase: 1435 mm

Length: 2055 mm

Width: 735 mm

Saddle height: 845 mm

Headstock angle: 25°

Trail: 104.8 mm

Weight: 204 kg weight with a full tank of fuel

Consumption6.67 liters/100 km
CO2 emissions156 g/km
Fuel tank capacity18.5 liters (including 4-liter reserve)

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